I did a five day experiment on the power of speaking negative and positive words, I took two plants (yes, both were watered, so no plants were hurt beyond repair in this experiment).
I told my friend that I have known for quite some time now that the words we speak are very powerful. We have the power to speak “life” or “death”, just through our words alone.
When we are in a constant environment of “toxicity” it will start to get into your very “spirit man’, it also can cause many physical as well as mental issues, as professionals have found and as the Bible states:
“The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit” (Proverbs 15:4).
There has also been many studies on how our neurotransmitters can be effected by negative words or environments of toxicity, it actually makes us become toxic ourselves.
It can be very familiar to people that came from a broken home or raised where it was the norm, as a matter of fact, there is no family out there that lives the perfect life at all. Labels have been spoken over others for a long time and people actually go on believing and accepting these labels over their lives and:
“So a man thinkith, so shall he be”
Some-one, once asked if that was Shakespare, well no it’s not but that is not what this blog is about.
I know for me I was raised in a very toxic environment (God rest my grandmothers soul) as I know she is up there for sure!!
She did try to keep things as normal as possible but I was one that was always uncomfortable with dysfunction, “if it didn’t feel right.” I spoke it, only to get “cut down “and labeled “anti-social “because when people are being toxic around you and you buck against even what your family “perceives” to be normal, you will be “shut down”, you are made to normalize their dysfunction and we grow up to “normalize” it but this is also for another blog post.
So, you will have to stay tuned for the Scapegoat/Golden Child series of this blog, which then introduces into my real study of Narcissistic Personality Disorder/Sociopath series of blogs, which I have studied for almost two years now and while I can’t diagnose, I can educate.
Anyway, back to the experiment I have done to show in another metaphor, just how powerful our words are and how we speak them.
“For out of the heart, flows the issues of life”
This is so true!! What we feel about ourselves, is typically what we will reflect and perceive to another person.
I have always wondered why I felt so cut down to the point I lost my own voice at one-time (not literally, speaking) I became complacent and a “yes person” I guess I can say that awful word, I always dislike so much “People Pleaser.”
Until, I looked deeper within and found I was allowing the environmental circumstances, that I was not only raised in but that others had labeled me to effect how I saw and perceived things.
I had became one that excepted, really what wasn’t and normalized what should not have been, “God truly has a sense of humor and will reveal, expose and vindicate those that ask.”
I learned to put up my “boundaries” (which toxic people hate) but what don’t they hate, as the saying goes “misery loves company” but again, that is for another blog. So, you will also have to stay tuned for the “Boundaries Series”.
I will post the pictures below of the “ONLY”, five day experiment of speaking negative to one plant and allowing the other to remain in my home, where no negative words are spoken, if I choose to watch tv, it is of course “positive” and I keep a very quite environment, which is “key” to someone that comes from extreme abuse.
I certainly, believe we have the power to change our thoughts, our “Stinking-thinking”.
Below, I will be posting the process of the experiment, that only took five days.
Could you imagine our minds with months, years or even our entire lives trying to thrive in atmosphere of toxicity?
I can and I am thankful everyday, for the truth that has been revealed to me.
Don’t worry, the plant that looks like it could die and is broken by negative words, will be redeemed.